Cosequin - Equine Optimized with MSM Powder Joint Supplement for Horses - 1400 Grams (3 lbs.)
Cosequin Equine Optimized with MSM Powder Joint Supplement for Horses contains higher levels of active ingredients, now with glucosamine hydrochloride at 14,400 mg and with 2,400 mg of chondroitin sulfate (per 2 scoops), as compared to the original researched formula and is formulated as a tasty powder. The increased amounts of ingredients in Cosequin Optimized stem from current opinion suggesting that high activity horses may benefit from higher levels of glucosamine.
Cosequin Optimized with MSM has the same levels of active ingredients as Cosequin Optimized but has the further addition of high purity MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane. MSM is an organic source of sulfur, a compound used by cartilage. Some veterinarians suggest using MSM to help manage joint health. Cosequin Optimized with MSM for horses contains 10,000 mg MSM (per 2 scoops). For those wishing to additionally supplement MSM, Cosequin Optimized with MSM offers a convenient, cost-effective way to administer MSM along with the proven ingredients in Cosequin.
- Optimized formulas deliver higher levels of active ingredients per scoop (compared to original formulation) and high purity MSM
- Cosequin Optimized with MSM Contains the same levels of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate plus high purity MSM
- MSM: 10,000 mg per 2 level scoops
- 84 day supply on long-term administration level based on one level scoop per day
- Tasty powder
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Optimized Formula and should my horse be given this?
Cosequin Optimized is the original researched formula now with higher levels of active ingredients per scoop in a tasty powder. Current opinion suggests that horses involved in heavy activity may need higher levels of glucosamine. Cosequin Optimized provides 14,400 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride (based on 2 scoops loading administration) vs. original Cosequin’s 10,800 mg (based on 6 scoops loading administration).
I am currently giving my horse Original Cosequin Equine Powder. Should I switch to the Cosequin Optimized?
If you are happy with the results you are seeing using the Original Cosequin Concentrated Powder then there is no reason to change. If your horse has an intense competition schedule you may want to switch to Cosequin Optimized for the increased levels of active ingredients.
Why does one of the Cosequin Optimized formula contain MSM?
MSM is an organic source of sulfur, a compound used by cartilage. Some veterinarians suggest using MSM to help manage joint health. Cosequin Optimized with MSM for horses contains 10,000 mg of MSM (2 scoops). For those wishing to additionally supplement MSM, Cosequin Optimized with MSM offers a convenient, cost-effective way to administer MSM along with the proven ingredients in Cosequin Optimized.
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